November 23, 2014
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator and the Dubai Police today announced the launch of the Thuraya SOS service. With immediate effect, Thuraya XT users in the region can send a pre-programmed SMS with their GPS coordinates to the Dubai Police in times of distress or emergency. The service is crucial for users who are lost or require emergency care when in remote areas such as the desert or at sea with limited or no connectivity.
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November 6, 2014
The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. The first mobile network operators (MNOs) to endorse the Code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain. Together, these MNO groups represent 82 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.
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November 3, 2014
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, and Airtel Africa, today announced the commercial launch of Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services across 12 countries in Africa. Thuraya’s satellite phones and IP+ broadband terminals can now be purchased by Airtel’s customers through the company’s Africa subsidiaries in the Congo B, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Airtel"...Continue Reading >
October 29, 2014
Algerian fixed line incumbent Algerie Telecom (AT) has selected Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson to transform and expand its broadband network in order to offer residential users triple-play services and provide enterprises with secure networking over virtual private networks (VPNs).
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October 28, 2014
Ericsson made a good start to the week by announcing two network deals on Monday--one in Europe and one in Africa.
The Stockholm-based telecoms equipment manufacturer first revealed it has won a five-year global framework agreement with Norway-based Telenor Group to provide radio hardware and professional services. The deal covers the rollout of 2G, 3G and LTE technologies,"...Continue Reading >
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:43:58 GMT
News: Updates: Aftermath of the Grand...
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Hong Kong Police Remove Protesters’...
More than 100 demonstrators were arrested as the authorities dismantled barricades protecting a...
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At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes...
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A group of seven Yemenis and a US military expert kidnapped by al-Qaeda-linked...